Police arrest woman for assaulting Palo Alto resident

Unprovoked attack in San Mateo sends 67-year-old to a hospital

Police arrested a 36-year-old woman Wednesday who allegedly assaulted a Palo Alto resident without provocation Tuesday morning in San Mateo.

The 36-year-old woman was spotted Wednesday around 5 p.m. by a community member in the 2700 block of Hacienda Street. Police arrested and booked her into San Mateo County jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse with great bodily injury, police said.

According to police, on Tuesday around 9:30 a.m., a 67-year-old woman from Palo Alto was walking in the 2600 block of South El Camino Real when she was allegedly assaulted by the 36-year-old woman.

The suspected attacker struck the victim, knocked her to the ground and repeatedly kicked her, police said.

The Palo Alto resident was taken to a hospital for injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call San Mateo police at (650) 522-7730.


Follow the Palo Alto Weekly/Palo Alto Online on Twitter @PaloAltoWeekly and Facebook for breaking news, local events, photos, videos and more.

Editor's note: The Weekly has chosen to withhold the name of the arrested until the case is adjudicated and if there is news value in reporting the information at that time.

— Bay City News Service


Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Opening alert: Dumpling Garden in Mountain View
By Elena Kadvany | 6 comments | 7,819 views

The Last Straw
By Laura Stec | 5 comments | 1,747 views

Couples: Do you Really Agree or are you Afraid of not Agreeing?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 790 views

Trying to enjoy the routines again
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 339 views


Best Of Palo Alto ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Palo Alto" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 28th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 20th issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.